Multi color painting with flowers, brown figures, and other objects

FUNDI: A Legacy of Learning & Liberation celebrates the artistic contributions of the Schomburg Center's Junior Scholars Program. The exhibition includes contemporary and archival images that represent the Black experience, including photographs from the Schomburg Center collections, and artwork created by young artists (ages 11 - 18) of the Junior Scholars Program. Fundi, a Swahili word meaning a person who teaches a craft to the next generation, accurately describes the intergenerational exchange of knowledge the Schomburg has always encouraged.

The Junior Scholars Program is a free afterschool program that promotes historical literacy through lectures, group discussions, and project-based learning. Students generate research, art portfolios, and collaborative multimedia arts projects from their intensive study of the Center’s archives and resources.


This exhibition was organized by

Kadiatou Tubman, Manager of Education Programs & Outreach

M. Scott Johnson, Visual Arts Instructor

Sira Marissa Lewis, Education Programs Associate

Reegan Houston, Creative Director & Senior Graphic Designer

Ebony Washington, NYC Administration for Children's Services

Special Thanks

Joy Bivins, Director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Novella Ford, Associate Director Public Programs and Exhibitions

Laura Mogulescu, Exhibitions Manager